Current import statistics reveal the robust position of Italian wines in the United States. In 2016, Italy, the world's leading wine producer, accounted for 32.4% of the market share of imported wine in the U.S., representing nearly $1.8 billion in sales (6% increase vs. 2015), according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. Italy maintained its posi...

Join our new cultural enrichment course, an Italian wine seminar taught by Master Sommelier Craig Collins. Seminari di vini italiani: poesia in una bottiglia, will consist of four two-hour classes starting on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 with the last class being held on May 23, 2017. This course will introduce you to Italian wines in a detailed way, start...

Italian wine importer Santa Margherita USA announces today that it has made changes to its distribution network throughout the United States.  Upon a careful analysis and vetting process, the importer realigned its portfolio around the country. Santa Margherita USA has signed new agreements with the following distributor networks: Republic National...

A green light for investments to promote Italian wine in the United States and China. The Italian government has allocated €25 million in promotional resources over the 2017-2019 period, of which €20 million will serve to launch ‘Made in Italy’ in the American Midwest, whereas the other €5 million will be used to penetrate the Chinese market, where...

When: Monday, March 20, 2017 From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute, 1023 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024 Organized by : Lingua Viva & IIC - In collaboration with : Vinomatica - Entrance : Free - Space is limited, RSVP required* Fee: $55.00 (IIC members)/$60.00 (non-members) *To register please call (310) 824-7408 Wine in co...

Last month, as I sat in an elegant hotel bar in Rome, I caught myself wondering if there can be such a thing as too much magnificence in a single place. With its antiquity (“Just go to the Colosseum, face east and shout, ‘Moira,’ ” my friend joked when I asked how to get to her house), its art and its food, Rome nearly overwhelmed me with its aesth...

To encourage Americans to buy more Italian wines, the Ministry of Economic Development has instructed the Italian Trade commission to study and implement the largest promotional project of Italian wine in the US (2017), with an investment of $22 million over 3 years, according to Michele Scannavini, Worldwide President of the Italian Trade Commissi...

A little more than an hour outside of Venice, Italy harbors a secret gem of a culinary melting pot. Bordered by Slovenia and Austria, Friuli-Venezia Giulia is nestled in the northeastern corner of Italy and boasts some of the country’s finest gastronomic artisans. Lush landscapes, quaint villages, and snow-capped mountains provide the perfect backg...

LUX Wines, an importer and purveyor of fine wines within an independent division of the E. & J. Gallo Winery (Gallo), announced today that it has been awarded the exclusive rights to distribute Italy's Argiano wines in the United States, beginning June 1, 2017. Argiano is the latest addition to a growing LUX Wines portfolio of elite and iconic bran...

Monday, February 27, 2017. From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm. Organized by Lingua Viva & IIC in collaboration with Vinomatica LLC. Entrance : With fee. Location:IIC- 1023 Hilgard Avenue. Los Angeles, CA 90024 Wine in contemporary Italy: Exploring the unique wines of each region. There are around 350 common wine grape varieties in Italy, so we have much to ta...